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Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Initial Placement Data 

Date Program Tables are updated: September 1

Internship Program Admissions

The Psychology Internship Program at Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS) at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) currently offers 3 internship slots for students enrolled in APA or CPA-Accredited doctoral programs in Clinical or Counseling Psychology.  It is our expectation that interns come prepared with the requisite counseling skills commensurate with a doctoral level candidate starting in a doctoral internship program.  SHCS bases its selection process on a holistic review of the potential intern’s application, including the AAPI, cover letter, CV, standardized reference forms, graduate transcripts, writing sample, and an interview (if offered after review of submitted required application materials). Applicants must have a minimum of 450 intervention hours.  Applicants with experience with assessment are preferred.  In addition, SHCS prefers applicants who have some experience with and demonstrate appreciation for diversity and working with the college student population.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?

If Yes, indicate how many:

  • Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours:  Yes; Amount: 450
  • Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours:  No; Amount: N/A

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

  •  Applicants are required to be enrolled in an APA or CPA-Accredited doctoral program for consideration.

 Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $25,487.09
  • Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: N/A
  • Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes 
    • If access to medical insurance is provided:
      • Trainee contribution to cost required? No
      • Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
      • Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
      • Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
  •  Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time off (PTO and/or Vacation): 208
  • Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 96
    • In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes

Other Benefits:

Please see Unit 3 Benefits for full description of benefits available to interns.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Date Range: 2016-2018

  • Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 8
  • Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral program: 3
Post-Internship Positions; Aggregated tally for preceding 3 cohorts
Position Held Post-doctoral Residency position  Employed Position
Community Mental Health Center 0 1
Federally Qualified Health Center 0 0
Independent Primary Care Facility/Clinic 0 0
University Counseling Center 0 0
Veterans Affair Medical Center 0 0
Military Health Center 0 0
Academic Health Center 0 0
Other Medical Center or Hospital 0 0
Psychiatric Hospital 0 0
Academic University/Department 0 1
Community College or Other Teaching Setting 0 0
Independent Research Institution 0 0
Correctional Facility 0 0
School District/System 0 1
Independent Practice Setting 0 0
Not Currently Employed 0 3
Changed to Another Field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 0